Acupuncture has been used for the treatment of both humans and animals for thousands of years. It is defined as "the use of needles to stimulate specific points on the body to achieve a healing effect, which includes pain relief and bringing balance to the system." Most pets are very comfortable with the process of acupuncture, especially after they realize that it helps them to feel better!
Acupuncture treatment and Tradition Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) are most commonly sought for mobility issues, such as osteoarthritis, in older animals and can be extremely effective in helping to relieve pain and maintain a good quality of life.
It can also be used as a treatment for a variety of other conditions, such as:
and tendon injuries
Because Acupuncture treatment typically requires consecutive appointments, our service range is more limited for these types of house calls. The service range for Acupuncture has a northern border of Interstate-8, an eastern border of
El Cajon, and encompasses
most of the South Bay,
Housecall appointments for Acupuncture take about 45 minutes to an hour. The first appointment consists of a full physical examination, TCVM evaluation, an Acupuncture treatment, and a discussion of Herbal Therapy and Food Therapy options. Depending on the condition being treated, we recommend a series of 4-5 weekly to bi-weekly sessions to see if it going to be a viable means of therapy. After that, maintenance treatments can be scheduled as needed based
on how your pet is doing!
The amazing patients in these pictures are being treated for (from left to right):
Not every animal enjoys receiving an acupuncture treatment as much as these friends! The initial appointment can be used to determine if it is a reasonable type of treatment for them.